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WVU professor to conduct opioid epidemic research at Harvard Law School

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Jennifer Oliva, an associate professor of law and public health at West Virginia University, will be a visiting research scholar at Harvard University in spring 2019.

Oliva will conduct focused research on the national opioid epidemic in residence at the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is the first member of the WVU College of Law faculty to be a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School.

“It is an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to work with the incredible team of health law scholars and researchers at the Petrie-Flom Center,” said Oliva. “I hope to meaningfully contribute to the center’s important and innovative work aimed at addressing the national overdose crisis while I continue to develop my research.”

Oliva’s scholarship focuses on health care law and policy, the law of evidence, and veteran benefits law and policy. She is currently completing a trilogy of legal essays and articles about the opioid epidemic. She will finish her last article in the trilogy, Prescription Drug Compliance: Detailing, Discounts, and Disciplinary Boards, while at Harvard. 

“The Petrie-Flom Center is always interested in the impact that developments in the American health care system have on health law, policy, and bioethics, and the opioid epidemic is no exception,” said Glenn Cohen, a Harvard law professor and director of the Petrie-Flom Center. “We are very excited to have Professor Oliva at the center this year working on one of America’s most pressing public health crises.”

In addition to her role as an associate professor at WVU, Oliva serves as director of the Veterans Advocacy Law Clinic at WVU Law.

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